White mushrooms have a mild, slightly woodsy taste that intensifies when they are cooked.
After purchasing the mushrooms should be refrigerated immediately. They can be stored in their original packaging or repackaged to allow for air circulation. To extend their freshness, store mushrooms in a paper bag and refrigerate.
About cleaning mushrooms, too much time in water runs the risk of making the mushroom mushy, so clean them with just a quick rinse or a damp cloth. Make sure they’re dry before cooking so they crisp up better.
You can use white mushrooms in almost any recipe. You can prepare them in soups, stews, and stir fried dishes. You can use them as a flavourful topping for meat, fish, poultry, or pizza. Or just skewer and grill them.
But still the easiest way to cook them is in a simple sauté. By chopping them up and sautéing with a little oil that has a high smoke point, you’re left with delicious little flavour bombs that you could add to any recipe.